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Camille Claudel (1988)

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Biography of Camille Claudel. Sister of writer Paul Claudel, her enthusiasm impresses already-famous sculptor Auguste Rodin. He hires her as an assistant, but soon Camille begins to sculpt ... See full summary »



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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Louise-Athanaise Claudel
Laurent Grévill ...
Philippe Clévenot ...
Eugène Blot
Jessie Lipscomb
Maxime Leroux ...
Danièle Lebrun ...
Rose Beuret
Jean-Pierre Sentier ...
Roger Planchon ...
Aurelle Doazan ...
Louise Claudel
Madeleine Marie ...
Alain Cuny ...
Louis-Prosper Claudel
Gérard Beaume
Martin Berléand ...


Biography of Camille Claudel. Sister of writer Paul Claudel, her enthusiasm impresses already-famous sculptor Auguste Rodin. He hires her as an assistant, but soon Camille begins to sculpt for herself and for Rodin. She also becomes his mistress. But after a while, she would like to get out of his shadow... Written by Yepok

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21 December 1989 (USA)  »

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Camille Claudel  »

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$201,055 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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A major scene in the movie depicts the announcement of the death of Victor Hugo. In The Story of Adele H (1975), Isabelle Adjani played Adèle Hugo, Victor Hugo's daughter who, like Camille Claudel, suffered from schizophrenia. See more »


Camille Claudel: [to Auguste Rodin] You stole it all! My youth, my work! Everything!
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Impromptu E-flat major, D.899-2
Composed by Franz Schubert
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Extremely underrated. Adjani's performance is epic!
22 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is beyond beautiful and beyond heartbreaking. After 19 years, it still tears the heart right out of me. I first saw "Camille Claudel" while it was on it's Oscar campaign in 1990 for "Best Foreign Film" and "Best Actress - Isabelle Adjani". I hadn't really begun to appreciate foreign film yet so I had no idea what to expect. What I saw was an angel beyond description giving one of the greatest acting performances I had EVER seen, still to this day. This film is heart-wrenching in it's beauty and romantic tragedy. In fact it makes art of it. I went back to the theater to watch it six times, I even dragged friends along. Yes the film was brilliant, but what I went back to see was perhaps the most beautiful woman I've ever seen on the big screen. Isabelle Adjani's beauty in this film is breath-taking and her performance is one of the most intense and deeply moving in history. I have this film on VHS and DVD. I still love to watch it.

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